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Ferguson police officer fired after being charged with stalking, assault

Ferguson Police Chief said immediately after he learned about the incident, he fired officer Kline.

FERGUSON, Mo. — A Ferguson police officer was arrested in Maplewood Friday and has been fired as a result.

Officer Jesse Kline followed a woman, who he had been in a romantic relationship with, to another man's home Thursday night, according to charging documents.

Kline jumped out of the man's backyard and pointed a gun at him. When the man refused to listen to Kline, Kline poked the man in the chest with the barrel of the gun.

Kline then called the woman "vulgar names" and drove away from the home. He was arrested early Friday morning.

Ferguson Police Chief Delrish Moss said immediately after he learned about the incident, he fired Kline.

Moss said the allegations are in no way a reflection of the hard-working people in the Ferguson Police Department.

Kline was charged with stalking, unlawful use of a weapon and assault. The stalking and unlawful use of a weapon charges are class E felonies.